PHL PLANE MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING AT BWI
By Robert Moran
Inquirer Staff Writer
A Southwest Airlines flight from Florida to Philadelphia was forced to land in Baltimore last night because of smoke in the cabin, an airline spokesman said.
No one was hurt, and the 125 passengers were transferred to another plane and were expected to land in Philadelphia International Airport around midnight, according to Southwest Airlines spokesman Paul Flaningan.
Flight 3858 originated out of Fort Lauderdale and was headed straight to Philadelphia when crew members and some passengers noticed smoke in the aft galley of the Boeing 737, Flaningan said.
The plane was diverted to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and landed there at 10:05 p.m., he said.
The plane will stay grounded until it is thoroughly examined, but it is believed that a coffeemaker short-circuited, he said.
Source - Philadelphia Inquirer